Schedule

Schedule—Theory Canada 8

Thursday 23 May
7:00‐9:00 pm Cleghorn Room (2nd Floor McGreer): reception, registration, poster session (cash bar available)
Poster Session – Cleghorn Room (2nd Floor McGreer)
#1 Mohammad Bagher Askari [Paper Withdrawn]
#2 Andres Zambrano Evolving Apparent Horizons in the McVittie Spacetime
#3 Valerio Faraoni Dynamical apparent horizons in inhomogeneous Brans-Dicke universes
#4 Adamantia Zampeli Dirac fields in BTZ
#5 Vincent Genest The Clebsch-Gordan/Racah coefficients of sl_{-1}(2) and orthogonal polynomials of the Bannai-Ito scheme
#6 Lorne Nelson Constraining theories of gravity using gravitational radiation reaction  
#7 Mirabeau Saha [Paper Withdrawn]

Friday 24 May
8:40‐9:00 am Opening Remarks (LOC Chair, DTP Chair, VP Academic M. Childs) – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
Theoretical Condensed Matter – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
Chair: René Côté
9:00‐9:30 André-Marie Tremblay A tale of two metals: How strong interactions can destroy an ordinary metal
9:30‐10:00 Adrian Del Maestro Superfluidity in low dimensional quantum fluids
10:00‐10:30 Coffee break
10:30‐10:50 Zhigang Wu Dissipative dynamics of trapped atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
10:50‐11:10 Shunji  Matsuura Phase transition in Renyi Entropy
11:10‐11:30 Wei Wu Phase Transitions and Single-Particle Dynamics of Hubbard Models on Honeycomb Lattice
11:30‐11:50 Maxime Charlebois Mott p-n junctions in layered materials
12:00‐1:30 pm Lunch
Gravitation and Cosmology – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
Chair: Edward Wilson-Ewing
1:30‐2:00 Eric Poisson Gravitational self-force approach to extreme mass-ratio inspirals
2:00‐2:30 Robert Brandenberger Alternatives to Cosmological Inflation
2:30‐2:50 Evan McDonough The singularity problem, bouncing universes, and the CMB
2:50‐3:10 Oscar Hernandez How to see the dark: signatures of strings and other things in the 21 cm radiation from high-redshift hydrogen
3:10—3:40 Coffee break
3:40‐4:00 William Donnelly Entanglement entropy of gauge fields
4:00‐4:20 Nils Deppe Critical phenomena in higher dimensional Lovelock gravity
Quantum Information – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
Chair: Gabor Kunstatter
4:30‐5:00 Patrick Hayden Where and when can a qubit be?
5:00‐5:10 GROUP PHOTO 
6:00‐8:00 pm Banquet (Cleghorn Room)
8:00 pm

Provigo Lecture (Bishop Williams Hall – Johnson 200)

Flying:High and Fast in Space;
Low and Slow in a 100 Year Old Aircraft

Bjarni Tryggvason (Retired Astronaut)

Saturday 25 May
Quantum Information (continued) – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
9:00‐9:30 David Poulin Two dimensional quantum memories
9:30‐9:50 Olivier Landon-Cardinal Local topological order inhibits thermal stability in 2D
9:50‐10:10 Solomon Owerre Macroscopic quantum spin tunneling with two interacting spins
10:10‐10:40 Coffee break
Mathematical Physics – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200) 
Chair: Tom Steele
10:40‐11:10 Noah Graham Scattering theory calculations of Casimir energies
11:10‐11:30 Edward Wilson-Ewing Perturbations in Loop Quantum Cosmology
11:30‐11:50 Jonathan Ziprick Twisted flat-cell geometries in the loop gravity phase space
12:00‐1:30 pm  Lunch
Mathematical Physics (continued) – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
1:30‐2:00 Luc Vinet Reflections on/in superintegrable models
2:00‐2:20 John Dixon BRST Cohomology of free massless theories gives rise to `Extraordinary Invariants’
2:20‐2:40 Patrick Desrosiers Beta-ensembles of random matrices: dualities, perturbations, and phase transitions
String Theory, Quantum Gravity, and Subatomic Theory – Bishop Williams Hall (Johnson 200)
Chair: Patrick Labelle
2:40‐3:10 Cliff Burgess Walking the Planck with a String-Inflated Lifevest
3:10‐3:40 Amanda Peet Low-lying string state mixing in the D1-D5 orbifold CFT
3:40‐4:10 Coffee break
4:10‐4:30 Wei Chen Mass spectrum of heavy quarkonium hybrids
4:30‐4:50 Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya Searching for new interactions in the LHCb era
4:50‐5:10 Ruben Sandapen Testing AdS/QCD using diffraction and radiative B decays
5:10‐5:30 Matthew Williams Accidental supersymmetry and the renormalization of co-dimension 2 branes
5:30‐5:40 Concluding Remarks